Matplotlib Implementation

This module provides Matplotlib visualization implementation for NURBS-Python.

Class Reference

class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig(**kwargs)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisConfigAbstract

Configuration class for Matplotlib visualization module.

This class is only required when you would like to change the visual defaults of the plots and the figure, such as hiding control points plot or legend.

The VisMPL module has the following configuration variables:

  • ctrlpts (bool): Control points polygon/grid visibility. Default: True
  • evalpts (bool): Curve/surface points visibility. Default: True
  • bbox (bool): Bounding box visibility. Default: False
  • legend (bool): Figure legend visibility. Default: True
  • axes (bool): Axes and figure grid visibility. Default: True
  • labels (bool): Axis labels visibility. Default: True
  • trims (bool): Trim curves visibility. Default: True
  • axes_equal (bool): Enables or disables equal aspect ratio for the axes. Default: True
  • figure_size (list): Size of the figure in (x, y). Default: [10.67, 8]
  • figure_dpi (int): Resolution of the figure in DPI. Default: 96
  • trim_size (int): Size of the trim curves. Default: 20

The following example illustrates the usage of the configuration class.

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# Create a curve (or a surface) instance
curve = NURBS.Curve()

# Skipping degree, knot vector and control points assignments

# Create a visualization configuration instance with no legend, no axes and set the resolution to 120 dpi
vis_config = VisMPL.VisConfig(legend=False, axes=False, figure_dpi=120)

# Create a visualization method instance using the configuration above
vis_obj = VisMPL.VisCurve2D(vis_config)

# Set the visualization method of the curve object
curve.vis = vis_obj

# Plot the curve
curve.render()

Please refer to the Examples Repository for more details.

static save_figure_as(fig, filename)

Saves the figure as a file.

Parameters:
  • fig – a Matplotlib figure instance
  • filename – file name to save
static set_axes_equal(ax)

Sets equal aspect ratio across the three axes of a 3D plot.

Contributed by Xuefeng Zhao.

Parameters:ax – a Matplotlib axis, e.g., as output from plt.gca().
class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisCurve2D(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for 2D curves

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Generates animated plots (if supported).

If the implemented visualization module supports animations, this function will create an animated figure. Otherwise, it will call render() method by default.

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Plots the 2D curve and the control points polygon.

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract
class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisCurve3D(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for 3D curves.

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Generates animated plots (if supported).

If the implemented visualization module supports animations, this function will create an animated figure. Otherwise, it will call render() method by default.

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Plots the 3D curve and the control points polygon.

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract
class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisSurfScatter(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for surfaces.

Wireframe plot for the control points and scatter plot for the surface points.

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Generates animated plots (if supported).

If the implemented visualization module supports animations, this function will create an animated figure. Otherwise, it will call render() method by default.

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Plots the surface and the control points grid.

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract
geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisSurfTriangle

alias of geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisSurface

class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisSurfWireframe(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for surfaces.

Scatter plot for the control points and wireframe plot for the surface points.

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Generates animated plots (if supported).

If the implemented visualization module supports animations, this function will create an animated figure. Otherwise, it will call render() method by default.

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Plots the surface and the control points grid.

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract
class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisSurface(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for surfaces.

Wireframe plot for the control points and triangulated plot (using plot_trisurf) for the surface points. The surface is triangulated externally using utilities.make_triangle_mesh() function.

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Animates the surface.

This function only animates the triangulated surface. There will be no other elements, such as control points grid or bounding box.

Keyword arguments:
  • colormap: applies colormap to the surface

Colormaps are a visualization feature of Matplotlib. They can be used for several types of surface plots via the following import statement: from matplotlib import cm

The following link displays the list of Matplolib colormaps and some examples on colormaps: https://matplotlib.org/tutorials/colors/colormaps.html

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Plots the surface and the control points grid.

Keyword arguments:
  • colormap: applies colormap to the surface

Colormaps are a visualization feature of Matplotlib. They can be used for several types of surface plots via the following import statement: from matplotlib import cm

The following link displays the list of Matplolib colormaps and some examples on colormaps: https://matplotlib.org/tutorials/colors/colormaps.html

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract
class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisVolume(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for volumes.

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Generates animated plots (if supported).

If the implemented visualization module supports animations, this function will create an animated figure. Otherwise, it will call render() method by default.

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Plots the volume and the control points.

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract
class geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisVoxel(config=<geomdl.visualization.VisMPL.VisConfig object>)

Bases: geomdl.vis.VisAbstract

Matplotlib visualization module for voxel representation of the volumes.

add(ptsarr, plot_type, name='', color='')

Adds points sets to the visualization instance for plotting.

Parameters:
  • ptsarr (list, tuple) – control or evaluated points
  • plot_type (str) – type of the plot, e.g. ctrlpts, evalpts, bbox, etc.
  • name (str) – name of the plot displayed on the legend
  • color (str) – plot color
animate(**kwargs)

Generates animated plots (if supported).

If the implemented visualization module supports animations, this function will create an animated figure. Otherwise, it will call render() method by default.

clear()

Clears the points, colors and names lists.

ctrlpts_offset

Defines an offset value for the control points grid plots

Only makes sense to use with surfaces with dense control points grid.

Getter:Gets the offset value
Setter:Sets the offset value
Type:float
render(**kwargs)

Displays the voxels and the control points.

size(plot_type)

Returns the number of plots defined by the plot type.

Parameters:plot_type (str) – plot type
Returns:number of plots defined by the plot type
Return type:int
vconf

User configuration class for visualization

Getter:Gets the user configuration class
Type:vis.VisConfigAbstract